Dish Picks Up Longhorn Network

In another part of Dish’s big deal with Walt Disney that encompasses ABC, Disney and ESPN, it’s been announced that the satellite provider will pick up Longhorn Network, the ESPN owned-and-operated network devoted to University of Texas sports. After launching it in 2011, the network struggled to gain pickups in the Lone Star State. It’s […]

Dish to Carry SEC Network Across the Nation

As announced as part of a comprehensive agreement with Walt Disney Company, Dish has agreed to carry SEC Network it launches in August. As a result, Dish becomes the first nationwide carrier of the network. SEC Network will be made available on Dish’s America’s Top 120+ and some of the more accessible packages to the […]

Dish and Walt Disney Enter Long-Term Carriage Agreement

Just announced this evening, Dish Network has signed a long-term agreement with Disney to keep its networks on the satellite provider systems without any interruption. This keeps ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Classic on Dish. It gives Longhorn Network a broader distribution. It adds SEC Network when it launches in August. It […]

Some Thursday Sports Media Thoughts

Whomever thought July and August 2013 would be boring for sports media news certainly underestimated what the Big Three in Sports Television would do. We’ve seen the return of Keith Olbermann to ESPN, NASCAR ousting ESPN and Turner in favor of NBC, and Fox increasing its commitment to the sport, Fox Sports 1 making a […]

Breaking Out Some Sunday Linkage

I haven’t done Sunday links in a very long while. It seems as if part of my weekends have been planned for me behind my back for almost three years straight. Finally glad to be able to do links on a weekend. Charlie White at Mashable talks about NASCAR taking down fan videos of the horrific […]

A Late Friday Night/Early Saturday Morning Sports Media Notebook

Let’s do a notebook tonight, shall we? If I can’t do linkage and it always seems something gets in the way these days, I might as well do a notebook. I’ll try to provide as many links and stories as possible here. Interesting story from The Big Lead. The daily 9 a.m.-3 p.m. ET SportsCenter […]

Various Monday Links

Let’s do some linkage on this Monday. Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch talks with TNT’s Charles Barkley about the next phase of his career. Michael Hiestand of USA Today notes that Saturday nights are becoming a sports TV bastion. Chris Chase at USA Today’s Game On blog has video of an NFL referee cursing which surprised […]

Bringing Out Your Monday Linkage

Ok, time for some links on this Columbus Day holiday for some of you. Michael Hiestand of USA Today has a bunch of news and notes in his Monday sports media column including a recap of the NFL Today interview with scab NFL referee Lance Easley. Tim Baysinger of Broadcasting & Cable says the first-ever […]

Big Ten Network Pulled Off Dish

Received a statement from Big Ten Network overnight that the temporary agreement between BTN and Dish Network has expired and the channel is no longer on the satellite provider’s lineup. Twice over the last few weeks, the two companies had come to terms on temporary agreements that would keep Big Ten Network on Dish while […]

Picking Out Some Sunday Links For You

Let’s do some Sunday linkage on this first NFL regular season Sunday of 2012. We’ll begin with Pat Eaton-Robb of the Associated Press with an interesting story on how Connecticut is fast becoming home of major sports media companies. Candace Jackson of the Wall Street talks about her visit to Rich Eisen and his wife, […]

A Few Wednesday Sports Media Thoughts

I’ll provide a few thoughts as we hit midweek. They’ll be in bullet form, of course. First, here’s hoping the people of New Orleans will be ok in the midst of Hurricane Isaac. They’ve put up with way too much from Hurricane Katrina to Hurricane Gustav and the BP oil spill, I pray they endure […]

Guest Column: Announcer Moves and League-owned College Networks

We continue with the guest columns. This one comes from reader Corneilus Green. Three columns in one for you. Sports Broadcasting Talent Moves The summer is definitely heating up with the speculation of who is staying or who is going to new networks. Michelle Beadle is the most high profile talent to leave ESPN (which […]

Back To Linkage

Been so busy lately that it’s been effecting the blog. Sorry about that. This weekend was planned for me again, so I really couldn’t post too much around the personal events. It also meant I couldn’t watch any of The Masters® or any baseball. The only things I could watch was The Amazing Race and […]

Doing Some Monday Linkage For You

Let’s do some long overdue linkage for you. It’s been owed big time. We begin with Mike McCarthy of USA Today who writes that a San Diego sports anchor is in trouble for referring to NASCAR driver Danica Patrick as a “B.” Michael Hiestand from USA Today says the NBA All-Star Game’s overnight ratings are […]

A Few Saturday Links

I’ll be heading out later today, but before I do, I’ll provide a few links here. Don’t forget your College Football Viewing Picks are here. The always lovely Rachel Cohen of the Associated Press says the NFL is getting ready to negotiate new contracts with its TV partners. Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News writes about […]